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What Is The History Of The Marchman Act?

Prior to October 1, 1993 substance abuse was addressed by chapters 396 and 397. Chapter 396 was primarily concerned with alcoholism while chapter 397, was more concerned with drug dependency. As of October 1st, 1993, the new chapter 397, called...

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What Can The Marchman Act Accomplish?

Individuals seek information about The Florida Marchman Act because they have encountered someone in their life who refuses to enter treatment or repeatedly leaves treatment against medical advice and continues to abuse substances. If implemented correctly, one can obtain court...

What Are Some Of The Possible Timing Factors?

It should be noted that the Marchman Act relies heavily on many external factors that can hinder the speed and probability of success for the average petitioner not represented by an attorney (pro se petitioner). While a petitioner may want...

What Are The Time Frames For The Marchman Act?

Within ten (10) days of filing an Assessment and Stabilization Marchman Act petition, a hearing must be held or a decision is made ex-parte by the court based solely on the contents of the filled assessment and stabilization petition itself....